THEMIS Image of the Day, August 20, 2018. Olympus Rupes is the name of the large escarpment surrounding Olympus Mons. The escarpment is a cliff where there is a large elevation change over a short distance.
The elevation change from the lower volcanic plains to the volcano flank is up to 5 miles (26,400 feet), almost the height of Mount Everest.
This VIS image is located along the southeastern margin of Olympus Mons, the largest Martian volcano.